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Venus Ramey, Miss America who inspired WWII effort, dies
In this Aug. 27, 1954, file photo, Venus Ramey Murphy, of Stanford, Ky., winner of the Miss America pageant in 1944 as the contestant representing Washington, D.C., poses for a photograph to coincide with her return to Atlantic City, N.J., to serve as a judge of the competition. Ramey, the first red-haired Miss America, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, according to the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Ky. She was 92.
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In this Aug. 27, 1954, file photo, Venus Ramey Murphy, of Stanford, Ky., winner of the Miss America pageant in 1944 as the contestant representing Washington, D.C., poses for a photograph to coincide with her return to Atlantic City, N.J., to serve as a judge of the competition. Ramey, the first red-haired Miss America, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, according to the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Ky. She was 92.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Venus Ramey, a former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II and found renewed fame later in life by shooting out the tires of intruders at her Kentucky farm, has died. She was 92.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What to do when your emergency fund runs out
(NerdWallet via AP) — You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on fumes.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why your credit cards shouldn't retire when you do
(Via AP) — When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drones with defibrilators could come to the rescue
CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer of '67 ushered in US hippie movement
This story was originally published Thursday, June 22, 1967.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Flower Children climbed a mountain, swarmed a polo field and crowded a beach to welcome the arrival of their “summer of love.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This money habit makes all the difference: planning
(Via AP) — Planning ahead is hard when you're broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Life's Journey Senior Living to host magic show
TAYLORVILLE — The world is changing and becoming a more dangerous and stressful place. Richard Landry brings a little laughter into a person's day and that makes the world a better place. He blends magic and comedy in a unique and creative way as he lets kids and adults get up to help him during his presentation to make it more fun for everyone.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AARP seeks senior contributors for recognition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Unsung heroes at least 50 years old who are making contributions to communities and improving cities and neighborhoods are eligible for recognition by AARP Illinois.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Citizens line up great acts for 30th Annual Variety Show June 16
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 30th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Fundraising events such as the Annual Variety Show provide funds necessary for the Senior Center to operate the Senior Transportation Program and provide other services such as the Taylorville Meals on Wheels Program, legal assistance, health and fitness programs, outreach services, tax assistance, and social activities and programs.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Some short answers to your life insurance questions
(Via AP) — If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Days Gone By
KINCAID — Pictured is the Kincaid Elementary School Class of 1946. Back row from left: Norma Foster, David Ziegler, Lorene Martinelli, Thomas Davis, Delores Cathinari, Richard Duncan, Mary Dale Buschonan, James Sexson, Gerri Waitekitis, Jim Borgognoni, Leila Foli, Bob Nagen; Middle row: John B. Pacotti, Betty Roberts, T. Bayer, Edna Stover, Frank Baugh, Martha Williams, James Dodd, Mary Baugh, Ernest Loman, Patricia Day (Bob), Warren Peterson, Mr. Adin Howard Kellums; front row: Frances Babbs, Mary Lucas, Marjorie Snider, Donald Warren, G. Boirquet, Beatrice Gist, Pat Corsiatto, Loretta Summers, Delores Thompson. Some names were illegible and may be spelled incorrectly.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weston: 'Smart' money moves that aren't so smart



(Via AP) — The odds of winning a lottery are infinitesimal. Yet inevitably, someone does. Inspired by the idea of a huge payoff, millions of people burn money on lottery tickets.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Warmer days can make you swoon, be prepared
(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — Over one million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing – think the long lines of summer travel – can trigger fainting.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Haggeman Insurance provides scooters to students qualifying for perfect attendance. The PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) is a program provided to the schools.  Pictured is Tyler Payne with St. Mary School students Tyler Dively and Ella Goodman.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Downsizing to make room for life's next chapter
ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Jack and Sandy Daniels never intended to move when they built their home in Rockton — north of Rockford — more than 40 years ago.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NerdWallet: How to ruin your finances fast
(Via AP) — Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recognizes volunteers
TAYLORVILLE — April 23-29 marked National Volunteer Week and Taylorville Memorial Hospital honored volunteers who reached service hour milestones during the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How your selfie could affect your life insurance
A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you’re aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?
NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Prostate cancer tests okay with panel, with caveats
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Investment fees could leave you both old and broke
(Via AP) — You want to save as much as possible for retirement. The financial services industry wants to make as much money off you as it can.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Study explores how to get adults to eat their vegetables?
URBANA, Ill. - Parents may have their tricks to get kids to eat their vegetables, but what about getting adults to eat theirs?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Memorial Home Services Hospice seeks volunteers
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training on Saturday, May 6, to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meals on Wheels celebrates March for Meals America
TAYLORVILLE - The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. hosted their tenth Meals on Wheels America during the week of March 20-24, 2017.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Study: A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to stay young (at least in spirit) when you're retired
(AP) — Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MMC to host free fitness seminar for adults over 40
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Memorial SportsCare.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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